Last weekend, I finally had the opportunity to hop in a race for the first time since mid-June. A race involving minimum donut consumption and a mountain bike option was just the re-entrance to racing I needed.
Klackle Orchards, in Greenville, MI hosted its annual Tour de Donut and this year offered a mountain bike course. The course was super fun with lots of single track using both the Shearer Road and Edwards Creek trails. The 2nd of two donut stops, each of which required a minimum of 1 donut to be consumed, was strategically placed to induce nausea…climb a ski hill, eat a donut, then climb an even bigger hill up to the golf course. Brilliant!
I was able to stay out ahead of the other women in the field for the entire race and managed to keep my donuts down (bonus!). The post race cider back at Klackle was the perfect recovery drink. I look forward to TdD again next year. This was a great fall event. Congrats to PH club riders Steve, Larry & Bob on their stellar donut consumption and fast wheels on the roadie course!